Recruitment underway for UH Board of Regents

University of Hawaii Board of Regents (file photo)
University of Hawaii Board of Regents (file photo)

The recruitment process has begun for six seats on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, including four seats for immediate appointments, due to the resignations of regents Saedene Ota (Maui County), whose term would have ended on June 30, 2015; Carl Carlson (Hawaii County), whose term would have ended on June 30, 2016; and Tom Shigemoto (Kauai County), and John Dean (City and County of Honolulu), whose terms would have ended on June 30, 2017.

Under SB 2682, which became law on Tuesday, July 8, the board and other agencies are now required to make annual financial disclosure statements publicly available. Gov. Neil Abercrombie allowed the bill to become law without his signature.

These four seats will be filled on an interim basis immediately upon appointment but with duration of appointment subject to confirmation by the Hawaii State Senate.

For five-year terms beginning July 1, 2015, the Governor will make appointments of two regents: one seat from Maui County (vacated by Saedene Ota) and one seat from the City and County of Honolulu (currently filled by Regent Chuck Gee whose term ends in 2015).

Candidates for these seats must reside in the geographic area they represent.

Application materials, procedures and descriptions of regents’ responsibilities are available online here.

Applications by August 1, 2014 are strongly encouraged.

Applications for interim appointments must be completed and submitted to the Council on or before August 15, 2014.

Applications for the 5-year appointments must be completed and submitted to the Council on or before October 31, 2014. However, individuals applying for a 5-year appointment are strongly advised to also apply for the corresponding interim appointment.

Members of the UH Board of Regents and the Candidate Advisory Council which represents various constituent groups serve voluntarily and are not paid.

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